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2011 Sample Sponsors’ Request Letter for EWP Assistance in Kentucky

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Karen Woodrich
State Conservationist
USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service
Suite 210, 771 Corporate Drive
Lexington, KY 40503

Dear Ms. Woodrich:

We request Federal assistance under the provisions of Section 216 of the Flood Control Act of 1950, Public Law 81-516 or Section 403 of the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978, Public Law 95-334, to restore damages sustained in ___________________County/City by storms that occurred on ______________________(date). The requested work is needed to safeguard lives and property from an imminent hazard described as: ______________________________ _________________________________________  (hazard type such as flooding, debris in stream channels and against bridges, bank erosion, etc.)

 We understand as sponsors of an Emergency Watershed Protection project, our responsibilities will include acquiring land rights and any permits needed to construct, and if required, to operate and maintain the proposed measures.  We are prepared to contract for the construction services, perform the work with our workforce, or both.  We also understand we are required to provide a local contribution of 25 percent of the actual cost of construction (which may include dollars and/or in-kind services) and contract/perform the necessary works of improvement.


The administrative and/or technical contact in our organization is:



Name                           Title


Sponsoring Organization Making the Request          


Mailing Address          


Phone and Fax Numbers

Please contact the above individual(s) for any additional information that you might need in evaluating our request.